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Kenai Fjords and Resurrection Bay Half Day Tour


Cost: $150/person + tax/City of Seward passenger fee ($164/person total)

Time: 8:30am to 12:00 pm and 1:00pm to 4:30pm. Offered May 1 – August 31 (check out our Fall, Winter, and Spring Tours page if you are here outside of these dates for specific information)

Trip Length: 3.5 hours

Passengers: Minimum 2, maximum 6

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2 humpback whales lunge feeding in the bay.
Where the mountains meet the water: looking towards Cape Aialik from Cape Resurrection.
A pod of Orca in Resurrection Bay.
Barwell Island, just outside of Cape Resurrection.
Sea lions by Cape Resurrection
Sea lions bask in the sun by Cape Resurrection.
Bear Glacier in Resurrection Bay with a humpback whale showing off.
Mountain goat nannies and kids eating grasses along the cliffs in Resurrection Bay.
A bald eagle scopes out a meal in Resurrection Bay.

Our Kenai Fjords and Resurrection Bay Half Day Tour will bring you to the best of Resurrection Bay and beyond, including being in Kenai Fjords National Park. Resurrection Bay tends to be calm, and has some of the most scenic vistas and best wildlife watching around. Some of the things you might see are whales (gray, humpback, minke, fin, etc.), orcas, Dall’s and harbor porpoises, sea otters, land otters, harbor seals, Steller sea lions, jumping salmon, brown and black bears, mountain goats, eagles, puffins, other sea birds, glaciers, dramatic scenery, waterfalls, icebergs, and more!

We check out the alpine glaciers above the bay and also Bear Glacier, one of the glaciers in Kenai Fjords National Park. We also go to Cape Resurrection which is a major seabird colony in the area. We will pull into small, secluded coves and shut the engines down and enjoy nature at its finest. Check out a map of the area here.

Offered twice daily, this trip leaves at 8:30am and returns around noon and leaves at 1pm and returns around 4:30pm (but, if these times don’t work for you, just ask and we might be able to make it work!)

Like all our trips, there is no “canned” route that we follow. We will tailor it to what you want to see and do! See our FAQ page for what to bring and policies.

Longer Trips

Longer trips deeper into Kenai Fjords National Park and with more time for wildlife viewing/etc. are available as a day rate:

  • Full day/8 hour trips ($1800 + tax/passenger fees) for up to 6 people, private/exclusive for your party
  • 3/4 day/6 hour trips ($1350 + tax/passenger fees) for up to 6 people, private/exclusive for your party

Contact us if you’re interested in these options!

Custom Tours

Want something different? Contact us and let’s organize a custom trip that fits your needs! The options are pretty much endless!